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HOW TO TEACH THE HISTORY OF MAKING LANYARDS

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The Lanyard History

If you have that intention of teaching this art form with your children, you can also consider teaching them about the lanyard history. The lanyard art forms started in France way back in 1950, but, this is not during the invention of lanyards.

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The lanyard has been made for hundreds of years during those times that the tall ships sailed on seas. However, how wonderful those ships were, is how incredibly dangerous they can be. Sailors from these boats faces life threatening instances on their everyday life, and one of the most hazardous was the duty of climbing a rigging. During a calm, bright day this chore might have been tricky, but during the days when the weather was cold and the sea was rough, it would have become virtually impossible. And if the factors were not sufficient, the men would normally have to create this climb during those times that they were attempting to bring different various tools.

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The sailors then understand that they need to devise the way that they can make this climb even safer. What they ended up with was a lanyard. They are using a scrap piece of rope which had been located from the ship and a fashioned strap that might be hung on their necks. The moment in place, a sailor applied his cosmic knowledge of knots that will tie whatever kind of tool he needs on a cord. He can attach the knife; the spyglass and any other type of small item.

The small gadget was the best. It was so simple to create and would be worn with anything. The sailor might tie one over his slicker and pull it on together with the light shirt. The moment it is in place, they can climb a rigging with a tool and not need to worry regarding having anything in their hands. This is also virtually eradicated and the opportunity of it drops while climbing.

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As the years go by, the basic ideas of the lanyards have very few changes, it is normally a simple cord that has been worn around the person’s neck and which may hold different types of tools. But now, most people don’t tie the items straight to a cord. Instead, they depend upon the different accessories and clasps, plastic cards and are using the cord to seize of countless high tech stuff as well as the more traditional tools.

Commonly used knots:

Box Knot

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Butterfly Knot

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Diamond Knot

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Cobra Knot

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Chinese Knot

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Lanyard Knot

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Square Knot

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Snake Knot

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Triangle Knot

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The lanyards made had also an art that is usually named as Scoubidou or Boondoggles. This craft has been finished using long strand of rope or the similar material. The strands are being tied up through different kinds of knots to make different forms and shapes.

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When the kids are making this craft they normally provide longs strands of those hollow plastic tubing for making knots. The cords were usually created with a length and bright colors. These strands are so simple to tie and flattened when being pulled, which permits the kids to create stable tight knots.

The craft is not just fun, but it also teaches the kids to count and make patterns. It also helps the kids to enhance their dexterity and educate them how to make tie of the different kinds of knots.

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If you are aware in teaching the kids about how to create lanyards, you must be aware that lots of knows have lots of names. What a person named as a snake knot might be referred by the others as the real snake cobra.

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The craft that will be taught to the children must be the simple one. The simple craft is the one that can be made almost anywhere. The moment a kid discovers the basics of making knots, then, they can just make it either in the car when they traveled or during their leisure time while watching TV. This is an inexpensive craft that can be made without any mess at all. However, there are also other things that can be thought to our kids like the laminated badges.


Reference:

Einst Urown, Lanyards, 2019

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